• A natural resource is something supplied by nature that helps support life.
  • Living things are considered to be renewable because they can reproduce to replace themselves.
  • To be truly renewable, they must be used sustainably.
  • Sustainable use is the use of resources in a way that meets the needs of the present and also preserves the resources for future generations.
  • Nonrenewable resources are natural resources that exist in fixed amounts and can be used up.
  • Examples include fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal, and natural gas.
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